Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Georgia Bigfoot Really a Hoax -- Gorilla Suit

The Sope-Bocks predicted (on Sunday) that 14 minutes of Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer's "15 minutes of fame" were over. Today, we found out that all fifteen minutes of fame for the two hoaxsters are over. Well, except for the possible photos of them in orange jumpsuits, flip-flops and shackles.

The website searchingforbigfoot.com, owned by Bigfoot hunter Tom Biscardi, today carried the words of Steve Kulls, who is apparently the Executive Director of something called Squatchdetective.com. Mr. Kulls was invited to be a witness to the thawing of the captured cadaver. In the end, the Georgia Bigfoot turned out to be a gorilla suit -- pretty much a Halloween costume.

Personally, I'm not altogether sure that Mr. Biscardi isn't complicit in the hoax. However, I have no proof of that theory.

Mr. Kulls said, "The motives behind this fraud are still unknown at this time. It is still unclear why Whitton who, being a police officer for the Clayton County Police Department in Georgia got up before the world and lied and was complicit in a scheme to defraud in a felonious manner."

Of course, now legal action is threatened. There appears to have been money given to Dyer and Whitton in exchange for the Bigfoot corpse -- um, gorilla suit. Presumably, the backyard freezer was part of the deal, too.

According to Mr. Kulls, "At this time, the victim of this series of deceptions, Searching for Bigfoot, Inc. [Tom Biscardi], is seeking justice for themselves and for all the people who were deceived by this deception. Due to this event, peoples lives have been disrupted... Let us all try to be mindful of such."

It's not clear what actually made the gorilla suit goons come clean. My guess is that websites like BFRO and blogs such as blogsquatch.com, Bigfoot Researchers' Lunch Club & The Sope-Bocks pulled the rug (pun intended) out from under their rhetoric. They really had no choice but to admit their lies.

I don't wish anyone harm, but I do hope that Matthew Whitton's supervisor on the Clayton County police force asks for his resignation. He has proven himself unfit to be a law enforcement officer. As for Rick Dyer, his business has sketchy reputation -- and he is likely in for some rough times due to his part in the lies regarding the Georgia Bigfoot.

Lastly, I hope no one actually remitted payment to Bigfoot Global LLC for the promised Bigfoot expeditions. If so, those customers are probably never going to see their $499.00 again. It's gonna be used to post bond.

Unless there is some other compelling reason to continue this story, The Sope-Bocks has finished reporting this story. It's time to get back to things that really matter to all of us.
Some info from CNet.com


David Gerard said...

But how could anyone have ever doubted those guys? http://notnews.today.com/2008/08/16/internet-memeticists-find-bigfoot-ya-rly/

Anonymous said...

Tom Biscardi is well known for perpetrating Bigfoot hoaxes.

BFRO and most other Bigfoot organizations distance themselves from him like yesterday's toilet paper. No doubt they pointed out the hoax long before the media ever thought to.

He pulled the same stunt in 2005 and before that he had "The Hand of Unknown Origin"!

Biscardi was in on the scam from the start and is just a rat scurrying from a sinking ship. He should drown with it.

movie buff said...

it was all in good fun, though, right?